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Motion Sickness of Time Travel
Motion Sickness of Time Travel

The always-prolific Motion Sickness of Time Travel (aka Rachel Evans) had a few releases last year, and she's already got one out in 2013, The Perennials EP, which dropped on New Year's Day. You can purchase the vinyl from Boomkat and stream two of its tracks, "The Renard and the Vixen" and "The Chord and the Centre," below, where you'll also find the cover art and tracklist. They also have an upcoming split with Imperial Topaz.

As mentioned a while ago, MSOTT will be making her NYC debut at The Stone on February 1 with her husband Grant Evans. When we first posted about that show, Rachel and Grant's collaborative project, Quiet Evenings, were set to play the same venue a day later, but that show has since been cancelled.

The Stone show is part of a two-week long series which is being curated by Franklin Teagle, head of Brooklyn label Tranquility Tapes. The series also includes the NYC debuts from Imperial Topaz, Emuul, Thoughts on Air, Glass House, Sound Out Light, Wether, Event Cloak, Christopher Merritt, and Bedroom. More information at The Stone's website.

The flyer for the series (which includes the full lineup) and those song streams, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Imperial Topaz - "Periphery" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Imperial Topaz - "Moonlit Mind" (MP3)
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DOWNLOAD: Imperial Topaz - "In The Waves" (MP3)

Imperial Topaz

Brooklyn ambient art pop duo Imperial Topaz (aka Caroline Teagle and Zachary Zierden) surfaced at the beginning of 2012 with the "Angel of the Overpass" single and followed that with the Imperial EP and the "Moonlit Mind" single, both of which you can download for free at the top of this post, or stream below. They record for Tranquility Tapes, and like their labelmates, they've got a great knack for droning ambience, but Imperial Topaz also work in elements of dream pop and otherworldly psychedelia, creating an addictive sound that should appeal to fans of Julia Holter, Laurel Halo, or Keep Shelly in Athens.

In addition to their 2012 recordings, the duo just dropped a new song, "Periphery," this week which will appear on an upcoming split with Motion Sickness of Time Travel (who named their Imperial EP one of her favorite releases of 2012). The track continues right where they left off and also shows signs of a bright future. You can download that one above or stream it below too.

Imperial Topaz will make their live NYC debut at The Stone on February 3, as part of the Tranquility Tapes-curated series. They go on at 8 PM, followed by Hex Breaker Quartet at 10.

Streams below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Rachel Evans of MSOTT/Quiet Evenings
Rachel Evans

Ambient artist Rachel Evans has put out a wildly impressive amount of material since adopting the Motion Sickness of Time Travel moniker in 2009. In addition to MSOTT, she also makes music with Quiet Evenings, the duo made up of Rachel and her husband Grant Evans (who formerly operated under the moniker Nova Scotian Arms until last month, when he began recording under his own name).

Her most recent Motion Sickness of Time Travel release is the self titled full-length that she put out earlier this month via Spectrum Pools. A self titled album (especially one that comes out after well over ten releases) is usually something of a defining moment, and MSOTT is no exception. Though Rachel's been honing her craft quite well over the past few years, everything falls into place on this LP. With four tracks, all of which clock in over 20 minutes, Rachel swirls soundscapes, textures, and her own voice into layers of sound that take their time floating above you before drifting past. It's fitting that the only vocal she sings on the album's opening cut, "The Dream," is the repeated line, "I am the universe." Check out the album, which is streaming in its entirety below (via AdHoc).

Rachel has a few shows scheduled, both as MSOTT and with Grant in Quiet Evenings. Neither of which are any time soon. MSOTT will play The Stone on February 1, 2013 with a solo set from Grant Evans, and the next day (2/2/13), Rachel and Grant will team up for a Quiet Evenings show at the NYC venue, along with a set by Afterlife.

All MSOTT and Quiet Evenings dates listed below, along with the album stream...

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